Free senior health fair in Santee on Friday, April 24

The 16th annual East County Senior Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Santee Trolley Square shopping center, near the amphitheater and food court, 9850 Mission Gorge Road, in Santee. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.


The East County Senior Service Providers, a coalition of community organizations and agencies serving seniors in the East County, said the health fair will feature more than 60 exhibit booths, along with free health screenings for stroke, blood pressure, blood glucose/diabetes, depression, balance and video otoscope.


Information will be available about senior housing, home care services, home safety, fall prevention, health education, advance directives, nutrition services, relaxation techniques, caregiving services, educational programs and volunteer opportunities.


Attendees can bring a list of their daily medications and officials with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will collect and dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications as part of a prescription drug take back effort aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.


Sponsors include the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, along with Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Santee Trolley Square and the City of La Mesa. For event information, phone the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center at(619) 667-1322.